- Palabras clave > antimalarials – supply and distribution
- Palabras clave > country case studies
- Palabras clave > estimating drug requirements
- Palabras clave > inventory management system
- Palabras clave > Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices (LSI)
- Palabras clave > medical supplies and equipment - procurement, storage, stock control
- Palabras clave > medicine supply
- Palabras clave > purchasing and inventory control
- Palabras clave > quantification - forecasting of medicines and supplies
- Palabras clave > stock management
- Palabras clave > suministro de medicamentos
(2014; 88 pages)
Watson, Noel, Loren Bausell, Andrew Ingles, and Naomi Printz. 2014. Malaria Seasonality and Calculating Resupply: Applications of the Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices in Zambia, Burkina Faso, and Zimbabwe. Arlington, Va.: USAID | DELIVER PROJECT, Task Order 7.
This concept paper describes an approach for enhancing the simple average monthly consumption (AMC) rule to handle seasonal commodities, while maintaining some of its simplicity to continue to meet complex needs of the developing country settings where it would be used. The approach operationally involves multiplying the AMC by indices that compensate for seasonality—referred to as Look-Ahead Seasonality Indices (LSI)—before multiplying by the maximum stock level. The LSI approach is tested through three case studies, in Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Burkina Faso.